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Thursday, April 17, 2008

1,550 words and the NYT doesn't mention party affiliation

I was riding the train to New York this morning and came across this front-page article in the NYT: Former Mayor Guilty of Fraud in Newark Sales

Fifteen hundred words, front page news. Not one mention of Sharpe James's party affiliation.

Only in the timeline does the NYT bother to mention "While serving his fourth term as mayor, Mr. James is chosen by Democratic leaders to complete the unexpired senate term of Winona Lipman, who had died."

The Times is not alone in its omission: The Star Ledger's 1400 word article couldn't, either.

UPDATE, Sunday 20 April
GUILTY: Tamika Riley is Former Newark Major Sharpe James Mistress

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3 Comments:

At 10:39 PM, Anonymous jane said...

pffft

 
At 8:02 AM, Blogger Greta Perry said...

My suprised look - NOT~

 
At 8:18 AM, Blogger Conservative Belle said...

Good catch.

 

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